Finneas O'Connell

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Finneas O'Connell
Birth nameFinneas O'Connell
Also known asFinneas
Born (1997-07-30) July 30, 1997 (age 21)
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
  • guitar
Years active2015–present
LabelsIndependent
Associated acts

Finneas O'Connell (born July 30, 1997), also known mononymously as Finneas,[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor. He has released several singles and has written music for other artists, including his sister Billie Eilish. As an actor, O'Connell starred as Shane in the independent film Life Inside Out (2013).[2] He is also known for his role as Alistair in the Fox TV series Glee.[3] In 2011, he portrayed Spencer in the film Bad Teacher. He also had a recurring role on ABC's Modern Family[3] and appeared in two episodes of Aquarius.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Finneas was born to parents Maggie Baird, an actress, and Patrick O'Connell and has mainly Irish and Scottish ancestry.[5] He portrayed Alistar in the final season of the musical-comedy television show Glee in 2015. His sister is singer Billie Eilish, for whom he co-writes and produces music. O'Connell grew up in Los Angeles, and began writing and producing songs at the age of 12.[6] He is the lead singer and songwriter of the band The Slightlys, which has won awards and competitions in the Los Angeles area.[7] He co-wrote and produced sister Billie Eilish's debut EP Don't Smile at Me which peaked at 14 on the US Billboard 200.[8][9]. O'Connell has confirmed his and his sister's albums will both be released in 2019.[10]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "New Girl" (2016)
  • "I'm in Love Without You (2017)
  • "Break My Heart Again" (2018)
  • "Heaven" (2018)
  • "Life Moves On" (2018)
  • "Landmine" (2018)
  • "Hollywood Forever" (2018)[11]
  • "College" (2018)
  • "Luck Pusher" (2018)
  • "Let's Fall In Love For The Night" (2018)
  • "Claudia" (2019)

Songwriting and production credits[edit]

Title Year Artist Album Songwriter Producer
Primary Secondary Additional Vocal
"Come to Think" 2016 Gabrielle Current Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Six Feet Under" Billie Eilish ☑Y ☑Y
"Ocean Eyes" Don't Smile at Me ☑Y ☑Y
"Your Eyes"
(featuring Tayla Parx)
2017 The Knocks Testify EP ☑Y
"Filthy Rich" Evelyn Non-album single ☑Y
"Bellyache" Billie Eilish Don't Smile at Me ☑Y ☑Y
"Bored" Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Lost My Mind" Alice Kistiansen ☑Y ☑Y
"Watch" Billie Eilish Don't Smile at Me ☑Y ☑Y
"Copycat" ☑Y ☑Y
"idontwannabeyouanymore" ☑Y ☑Y
"My Boy" ☑Y ☑Y
"Party Favour" ☑Y ☑Y
"Hostage" ☑Y ☑Y
"Satellite" Rebecca Black RE / BL ☑Y ☑Y
"&Burn"
(with Vince Staples)
Billie Eilish Don't Smile at Me ☑Y ☑Y
"Bitches Broken Hearts" 2018 ☑Y ☑Y
"Lovely"
(with Khalid)
☑Y ☑Y
"You Should See Me in a Crown" When We All Fall Asleep,
Where Do We Go?
☑Y ☑Y
"When the Party's Over" ☑Y ☑Y
"Come Out and Play" Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"When I Was Older" 2019 Roma OST ☑Y ☑Y
"Bury a Friend" When We All Fall Asleep,
Where Do We Go?
☑Y ☑Y
"Wish You Were Gay" ☑Y ☑Y
"!" ☑Y ☑Y
"Bad Guy" ☑Y ☑Y
"Xanny" ☑Y ☑Y
"All the Good Girls Go to Hell" ☑Y ☑Y
"8" ☑Y ☑Y
"My Strange Addiction" ☑Y ☑Y
"Ilomilo" ☑Y ☑Y
"Listen Before I Go" ☑Y ☑Y
"I Love You" ☑Y ☑Y
"Goodbye" ☑Y ☑Y

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finneas". iTunes. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ Goldstein, By Gary (16 October 2014). "When it's 'Life Inside Out,' they turn to music". latimes.com. LA Times. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b Shira, Dahvi. "Former Glee Actor-Musician Finneas O'Connell Talks About the Show's Pop-Culture Legacy, His Adoration for Kesha and Why He Goes to 'Desperate Measures' for His Girlfriend | skyelyfe | Music & Lifestyle". www.skyelyfe.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Finneas O'Connell - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  5. ^ Power, Ed. "An Interview with Billie Eilish: Pop's Ferocious New Enigma | Hotpress". Hotpress. Retrieved 2018-11-08.
  6. ^ "Meet FINNEAS, Billie Eilish's Big Brother and Your New Music Crush".
  7. ^ "In Battles of the Bands, The Slightlys Keep Winning (VIDEO)". LA Weekly. 23 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Billie Eilish's 'Don't Smile at Me' Hits New High".
  9. ^ "Billie Eilish Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  10. ^ FINNEAS (2018-12-20). "We're all putting out albums in 2019". @finneas. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  11. ^ Putri, Rosiana (2018-09-16). "Finneas O'Connell Needs More Recognition and Here's Why". Arts + Culture. Retrieved 2019-03-09.